Minnesota Lures






The Land of 10,000 Lakes and Mosquitos supports fishing year
round with the 4 seasons. Paramount to Minnesota Anglers are
summer and fall fishing, ice fishing, as well as spear fishing.



Spoon Fin Minnow
Clyde C. Hoage
Tower, MN
c. 1940


Taylors Midget Bass Charmer
Taylor Mfg. Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1917















"School of Taylor’s Bass Charmers"
Taylor Mfg. Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1917















Nifty Minne
(Fresh Water Model)
Jos. Ness Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1913





























Nifty Minne
(Salt Water Model)
Jos. Ness Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1913













Sockaroo
Scandinavian Bait Co.
Stillwater, MN
c. 1930's















Viking Frog
Oscar Christiansen
St. Paul, MN
c. 1936


















































Halik Frog Counter Display Card
The Halik Co.
Moose Lake, MN
c. 1947
















"Halik Family of Frogs"
Senior, Junior and Fly-Rod Sizes
The Halik Co.
Moose Lake, MN
c. late 1940's
















Brainard Special Frog Bait
Gruenhagen Co. Manufacturers
Brainard, Minnesota
c. mid-1920's







Brainerd Frog and Minnow Harness
Gruenhagen Co. Manufacturers
Brainerd, Minnesota
c. late 1920's








Neon Fire Fly
St. Croix Bait Co.
Stillwater, MN
c. 1930












King Wiggler
King Bait Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1919












Bass King
National Bait Co.
Stillwater, MN
c. 1927















Little Bass King
National Bait Co.
Stillwater, MN
c. 1927















Various Colors of the Bass King
National Bait Co.
Stillwater, MN
c. 1927















"Bobbin Bass Bait"
Hans Wetherall
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1929


"The Ole 3-Way Fish Lure"
Titloe-Heights Bait Manufacturer
Gaylord, MN
c. 1940's















"The Fluted Arrowhead"
Arrowhead Bait Co.
Duluth, MN
c. 1930's















"Bodi-Action Centipede"
Lloyd's
Mpls (factory)/Chicago (sales)
c. early 1930's

Note: Lloyd’s was the precursor to the PAL Company – later the Paul Bunyan Co.












"Electro-Lure"
PAL Tool Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. mid. 1930's















The Lame Hawk
Lame Hawk Manufacturing Co.
Moorhead, MN
c. late 1950's















The Bruie Flasher
Melody Sales Co.
Onamia, MN
c. late 1950's















The Paul Bunyan Bait Co. 1941 Catalog
Sexton Building
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1941















Paul Bunyan Fishing Tackle and Archery Catalog
Paul Bunyan Bait Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1962
















Paul Bunyan: Bait-caster Gift Package
Paul Bunyan Bait Co.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
c. 1949




Hoef-te-doo Wobbler
Hoefer Lures
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1960



Doctor Spoon
10,000 Lakes/Brainerd Bait Co.
St. Paul, MN
c. 1960's












Lucky Cove Bay Minnow
Onamia, MN
c. 1960's



"Heinkel’s Special" Lure
Gopher Bait Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1960's



E. Jarvinen Fishing Spoon
Jarvinen Tackle Co.
Virginia, MN
c. 1950's











E. Jarvinen Fishing Spoon
Jarvinen Tackle Co.
Virginia, MN
c. 1950's















"Enticer”
Enticer Bait Co.
Duluth, MN
c. 1960
















49'er
C.L. Blank Co.
Bemidji, MN
c. 1949



Mijo "Major the Kul-Lur"
MIJO PRODUCTS
Delavan, Minnesota
c. 1960's















K-Lur
Kalvig & Co., Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
c. late 1960's















"Lazy Ike"/Lazy Daze - Intro hand painted Lure/Box
Lazy Daze Bait Co.
Preston, MN
c. late 1940's














Lazy Dazy Minnow
Lazy Daze Bait Co.
Preston, MN
c. late 1940's















Jitter Spoon
10,000 Lakes/Brainerd Bait Co.
St. Paul, MN
c. early 1960's















Hinky-Dink Lure
Minneapolis, MN
c. late 1950's
















Simton Sucker
Simton Bait Co.
Blaine, MN
c. 1960's









Paul Bunyan
"Brookland" Dodger
Paul Bunyan Bait Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1950's














"Revolving Minnow"
Raymac of Minneapolis, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1950's















"The Guide Spoon" # 250
Brainerd Bait Co.
St. Paul, MN
c. 1960's


"Silver Hawk"
Silver Hawk Bait Co.
Wally Gauthier
Duluth, MN
c. 1950's


Parr "Safety Frog" Hook Lure/Parr Frog Bait Box
George Parr
St. Paul, MN
c. 1917


"Lilly Pad Weedless"
Advance Mfg. Co.
St. Paul, MN
c. mid-1930's


Hep's "Blooy Looy"
The Hep Bait Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1950's















Centipede Spinner
Century Bait Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1930's
















Min-A-Rena
Willinger Products Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. early 1930's
















Gene’s Gem’s Lures
GG Bait Company
Cloquet, MN
c. 1950's


"JET" Lures
Garrison Machine Works
Duluth, MN
c. 1950's















"The Farmer's Daughter"
Imperial Co.
Minneapolis, MN
c. 1970















Al-Lure-O Baits
Brainerd, MN
c. late 1940's









The Chester Spoon
Goserud Products Manufacturing Co.
St. Paul, MN
c. early 1940's















Jepy Osprey
S. E. J. Bait Co.
Idle-Wave Resort
Dassel, MN
c. late 1950's - mid-1960's














Jepy Osprey Box and Paper Insert
S. E. J. Bait Co.
Idle Wave Resort
Dassel, MN
c. late 1950's - mid-1960's


Major Lures - All Game Fish
Tad's Inc.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
c. 1950's











K.& B. Fishing Spoon
K.& B. Auto Parts
Duluth, Minnesota
c. mid 1930's















The Swivel Spoon
W. T. Ronyak
Minneapolis, Minnesota
c. 1960's















Hunter Weedless Bass Hook - #7
G.B. Hunter Co.
Minneapolis, Minnesota
c. late 1920's









Fluted Trolling Spoon
Marshall Wells Hardware Co.
Duluth, MN
c. late 1920's